‘Birdman’ Michael Keaton: Selling Raymond Carver and Seedy Surrealism

‘Birdman’ Michael Keaton: Selling Raymond Carver and Seedy Surrealism

In Birdman, or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), Michael Keaton gives a performance that simultaneously works as a selling vehicle for the late short-story author Raymond Carver and conveys a certain surrealism against a backdrop of seedy reality. The film, directed as well as co-written by Alejandro González Iñárritu (21 Grams, Babel) tells the story of Riggan Thomson (Michael Keaton) who turned his back on a lucrative career in a film franchise about a feathered superhero. The underlying theme in the film deals with Riggan’s self obsession and his mental state is shown by the Birdman character talking to the actor when they are alone.

Justin Bieber Quitting Music for Golf? (Video)

Justin Bieber Quitting Music Do Not Belieb It (Video)

So Justin Bieber is quitting music; do not belieb it for one moment. The 19 year-old popstar has a wicked sense of humor and he has shown it to good advantage on a number of Funny or Dievideos. Bieber after the Dentist, for example, has Justin doing a parody of David After Dentist: